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Audio books listening frequency in the Netherlands 2017-2019

The statistic displays the result of a survey question on audio books listening frequency in the Netherlands from 2017 to 2019. As part of the survey, participants were asked whether they sometimes listen to audio books. As of 2019, the vast majority of respondents did not listen to audio books, whereas comparatively few often did so. Approximately 80 percent of respondents never listened to audio books, while just four percent did so on a regular basis.

Do you sometimes listen to audio books?*

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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

2017 to 2019

Number of respondents

1,210 (2017), 1,200 (2018), 1,204 (2019)

Age group

14 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

* The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Luistert u wel eens naar een luisterboek?" (English: Do you sometimes listen to an audio book?)

Often is defined by the source as once a week or more often, sometimes is defined as 1-3 times a month or less.

The figures have been taken from several publications.

Missing percentage points to 100 percent are probably due to rounding.

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